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From Moscow to his hometown, world marvels at Schwarzenegger's victory
San Francisco Chronicle ^ | Oct. 7, 2003 | VANESSA GERA,

Posted on 10/08/2003 12:16:22 AM PDT by FairOpinion

Edited on 04/13/2004 2:44:18 AM PDT by Jim Robinson. [history]

From Moscow to his hometown, Arnold Schwarzenegger's victory in California was cheered Wednesday as a uniquely American political triumph with more drama and suspense than a Hollywood script.

After partying the night away, Austrian dignitaries and admirers in Schwarzenegger's home region celebrated his win by claiming him anew as one of their own.


(Excerpt) Read more at sfgate.com ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: California
KEYWORDS: california; governor; recall; schwarzenegger
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1 posted on 10/08/2003 12:16:22 AM PDT by FairOpinion
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To: TheDon
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2 posted on 10/08/2003 12:17:32 AM PDT by FairOpinion
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To: FairOpinion
Los Angeles is Arnold's hometown; Graz is his birthplace...
3 posted on 10/08/2003 12:18:18 AM PDT by AntiGuv (When the countdown hits zero, something's gonna happen..)
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4 posted on 10/08/2003 12:18:28 AM PDT by Support Free Republic (Your support keeps Free Republic going strong!)
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To: FairOpinion; All
...JOIN ARNOLD = STOP HILLARY...

http://www.TheAlamoFILM.com/forum/viewtopic.php?p=28992
5 posted on 10/08/2003 12:18:53 AM PDT by ALOHA RONNIE (Vet-Battle of IA DRANG-1965 www.LZXRAY.com)
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To: FairOpinion

The confetti is made from the text of Prop 54...

6 posted on 10/08/2003 12:19:24 AM PDT by EternalVigilance
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To: FairOpinion
That is absolutely charming. Sure doesn't sound "anti-American" to me.
7 posted on 10/08/2003 12:20:09 AM PDT by McGavin999
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To: FairOpinion
The above is my one last shot at the most ungracious winners I've seen since Greg Ganske's primary victory in Iowa last year.

Enjoy your celebrations.

I'll give you this much: He's better than Davis.
8 posted on 10/08/2003 12:21:26 AM PDT by EternalVigilance
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To: AntiGuv
"Los Angeles is Arnold's hometown; Graz is his birthplace... "

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I agree, I noticed the mistake of the journalist also.
9 posted on 10/08/2003 12:23:10 AM PDT by FairOpinion
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To: FairOpinion

08.10.2003, 09:23 Uhr 

And the winner is:
Der Schauspieler Arnold Schwarzen- egger hat nach ersten Auszählungen die Gouverneurswahl in Kalifornien gewonnen. 56 Prozent der Wähler stimmten für eine Abwahl des Amtsinhabers Gray Davis.
Extra: Gouverneurswahl in Kalifornien

10 posted on 10/08/2003 12:24:46 AM PDT by wolficatZ (___|\______\0/______/|___"spoon out some chum for the feeding frenzy of media mafia sharks...")
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To: FairOpinion
"Many people in the world -- and in America -- now know where Styria is."

No, actually, we don't.

11 posted on 10/08/2003 12:25:21 AM PDT by GeronL (Please visit www.geocities.com/geronl)
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To: EternalVigilance
You guys -- as in you, McClintock supporters -- should be very glad that Schwarzenegger won and not Bustamante, despite your efforts at electing Bustamante.

If Bustamante had won, because of McClintock and his supporters, it would have poisoned the Republican party in California for years to come.

As it is, Arnold is a generous winner and is holding out an olive branch. What is interesting, is that Davis appears to be willing to take it, but I am not sure of the fellow Republicans, which is a sad commentary of the McClintock supporters -- it appears a personal cult is what is important, not the wellbeing of California or the nation.

12 posted on 10/08/2003 12:29:25 AM PDT by FairOpinion
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To: GeronL
It's in Austria. ;)
13 posted on 10/08/2003 12:32:58 AM PDT by FairOpinion
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To: FairOpinion
You guys -- as in you, McClintock supporters -- should be very glad that Schwarzenegger won and not Bustamante...

Actually, I am.

...despite your efforts at electing Bustamante.

That is as much the 'Big Lie' as the first 500 times you told it.

If Bustamante had won, because of McClintock and his supporters, it would have poisoned the Republican party in California for years to come.

It is poisoned already. Liberalism has infected its bloodstream.

As it is, Arnold is a generous winner and is holding out an olive branch.

Fine. Conservatives are going to continue fighting for conservative principles. If he offers some, we'll take it gladly.

What is interesting, is that Davis appears to be willing to take it...

Interesting. What do you mean, specifically? Someone lending him shredders?

...but I am not sure of the fellow Republicans, which is a sad commentary of the McClintock supporters...

Who you think you're kidding?

-- it appears a personal cult is what is important, not the wellbeing of California or the nation.

Those are apt words coming from your mouth.

14 posted on 10/08/2003 12:34:50 AM PDT by EternalVigilance
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To: FairOpinion
 
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15 posted on 10/08/2003 12:42:15 AM PDT by wolficatZ (___|\______\0/______/|___"spoon out some chum for the feeding frenzy of media mafia sharks...")
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To: EternalVigilance
I think you are a very poor loser. Arnold was nothing but gracious in victory, but you and your McClintock koolaid drinkers are wallowing in your defeat.
16 posted on 10/08/2003 12:42:27 AM PDT by Pukin Dog (Sans Reproache)
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To: Pukin Dog
I'm not wallowing in defeat. I'm very gratified to see Davis and Clinton et al get trounced.

I'm simply injecting some reality, after having been insulted all night by ungracious 'winners'.
17 posted on 10/08/2003 12:44:05 AM PDT by EternalVigilance
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To: FairOpinion
What a pig of a newspaper. Not one nice word until he won the election. I was up in San Francisco about ten days ago, and the headlines were so anti-Schwarzenegger it was revolting.
18 posted on 10/08/2003 12:52:35 AM PDT by DoughtyOne
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To: FairOpinion
As it is, Arnold is a generous winner

Which is why he deliberately cut off Bustamante's concession speech? Give me a break. Arnold is a jerk.

19 posted on 10/08/2003 12:55:37 AM PDT by xm177e2 (Stalinists, Maoists, Ba'athists, Pacifists: Why are they always on the same side?)
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To: EternalVigilance
Let me ask you, since you're a political wonk extraordinaire. Do you think it would have been a good idea to waste political capital getting Prop 54 passed and possibly giving the enemy a wedge issue, or do you think it might have been wise to keep his eyes on the goal knowing he could do much more good if he had three years to lead the state?

Give it some thought. Take a few days. Don't rush it. I'm sure the answer will come to you over time.
20 posted on 10/08/2003 12:55:50 AM PDT by DoughtyOne
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To: FairOpinion
Bingo
21 posted on 10/08/2003 12:57:37 AM PDT by DoughtyOne
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To: DoughtyOne
I'll continue to pray for your state.

Congratulations on your landslide victory.
22 posted on 10/08/2003 12:58:42 AM PDT by EternalVigilance
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To: EternalVigilance
I don't believe anyone insulted you on this thread until you started lipping off. Why not give it a rest.
23 posted on 10/08/2003 12:59:48 AM PDT by DoughtyOne
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To: FairOpinion
When my german neighbors express shock, dismay or bemusement over the circus in California, I
expect them to talk about the allegations of groping, orgies, inexperience, alleged anti-semitism, or Hitler worship. But, to a man, they simply cannot believe that we would elect an Austrian.

Go figger.
24 posted on 10/08/2003 1:00:14 AM PDT by nathanbedford (qqua)
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To: EternalVigilance
Thanks for the congratulations. Good night.
25 posted on 10/08/2003 1:00:59 AM PDT by DoughtyOne
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To: DoughtyOne
'On this thread'---those are the key words.

The actions of many Schwarzenegger supporters on FR overnight was disgraceful.

At least I'm sticking to the facts.
26 posted on 10/08/2003 1:02:10 AM PDT by EternalVigilance
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To: DoughtyOne
Seriously, I wish your state well, and truly pray that Arnold far exceeds my expectations.
27 posted on 10/08/2003 1:02:53 AM PDT by EternalVigilance
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To: EternalVigilance
And they should too. I was on the forum quit a bit earlier and didn't see much McClintock bashing at all.

Honestly though, his concession speach really grated me. The guy got 10% of the vote and it sounded as if he was explaining why he won the election and what the significance of that was.

I know a McClintock supporter wouldn't see it that way, but it truly did grate me.

Have a good one, and thanks again for the wish for good luck. Whenever a new person takes on a public office, you truly never know what you will get. This guy could turn out to be one terrific governor. We shall see.
28 posted on 10/08/2003 1:07:53 AM PDT by DoughtyOne
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To: DoughtyOne
Good night.
29 posted on 10/08/2003 1:09:15 AM PDT by EternalVigilance
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To: FairOpinion
As it is, Arnold is a generous winner and is holding out an olive branch. What is interesting, is that Davis appears to be willing to take it, but I am not sure of the fellow Republicans, which is a sad commentary of the McClintock supporters -- it appears a personal cult is what is important, not the wellbeing of California or the nation.

The main difference between Schwazenegger and McClintock is that McClintock already knows what he is doing and what he what he wants to do. Arnold wants to conduct an audit.

Arnold may turn out to be okay. We now get to see. If nothing else, he can't be worse than Davis.

30 posted on 10/08/2003 2:16:30 AM PDT by The Other Harry
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To: FairOpinion
"Many people in the world -- and in America -- now know where Styria is."

Styria?

31 posted on 10/08/2003 2:24:28 AM PDT by WaterDragon
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To: AntiGuv
Los Angeles is Arnold's hometown; Graz is his birthplace...

Ach. Picky picky. If Arnie had told me "My hometown is Graz" I would've assumed he meant that's where he was born not that he lives there currently.

32 posted on 10/08/2003 2:49:32 AM PDT by Prodigal Son
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To: FairOpinion
There you go again. Still bitter and nasty, even in victory.

McClintock has pledged his support, but you still spit your venom, even as these results show what a lie your "a vote for McClintock is a vote for Bustamante" mantra has been...
33 posted on 10/08/2003 3:07:41 AM PDT by ambrose
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To: DoughtyOne
The guy got 10% of the vote

13.3% .. and he probably would have gotten more than that if it weren't for all those bogus polls showing a tight race, and due to the last minute LA Times smear.

34 posted on 10/08/2003 3:19:33 AM PDT by ambrose
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To: FairOpinion
For all the screeching on here about McClintock, he has been nothing more than a pro forma candidate since the debate. I know you guys wanted him to kiss Arnold's ring, but he made a promise. McClintock's last several emails to his supporters simply urged a "yes on recall" vote and basically said vote however you want on the replacement ballot.

Many of Tom's strongest supporters fiercely defended Arnold after the Hitler/groping garbage came down. Yet, all night long, the same group of vicious trolls did nothing but attack Tom and his supporters, and even taunted us about his low percentage. I thought you guys were originally freaking out over him taking more votes? Now that he didn't, you ridicule him and his supporters. It was an absolutely disgusting display of "sore winner" behavior.

35 posted on 10/08/2003 3:20:53 AM PDT by ambrose
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To: DoughtyOne; FairOpinion
I don't believe anyone insulted you on this thread until you started lipping off

I didn't say a word on this thread, but was attacked by FairOpinion's vicious attack on McClintock's supporters. I have seen similar behavior on other threads. This seems to be the Free Republic's version of Puke Politics.

This should be a day that we all unite in celebration of the ouster of Gray Davis - yet many on here insist on fighting yesterday's war.

36 posted on 10/08/2003 3:24:28 AM PDT by ambrose
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To: WaterDragon
It's a country next to Istrael.
37 posted on 10/08/2003 3:57:01 AM PDT by driftless ( For life-long happiness, learn how to play the accordion.)
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To: driftless
It's a country next to Istrael.

Ah! Thanks!

38 posted on 10/08/2003 4:06:10 AM PDT by WaterDragon
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To: GeronL; FairOpinion
"Many people in the world -- and in America -- now know where Styria is."

No, actually, we don't.

Well, we can fix that - a map of Austria. Styria is the state with Graz in it, "Steinmark", or number 8 on the map key. Just in case you find yourself needing this information for Final Jeopardy sometime ;)

39 posted on 10/08/2003 4:56:40 AM PDT by general_re (SURGEON GENERAL'S WARNING: Quitting Sarcasm Now Greatly Reduces Serious Risks To Your Health.)
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To: Prodigal Son
Calling Graz his hometown makes him sound like a foreigner, and to my eyes diminishes the most intrinsic principle of the American Dream which Arnie emobodies. He is not an Austrian, he is an American and his hometown is Los Angeles, California. I know I'm being a bit prickly.. ;^)
40 posted on 10/08/2003 4:58:13 AM PDT by AntiGuv (When the countdown hits zero, something's gonna happen..)
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To: wolficatZ
Wow, thanks for the link. That is quite a valuable resource.


Especially the chica galaxy 2003 on the Argentinian Station. :)
41 posted on 10/08/2003 5:10:27 AM PDT by Grit (Tolerance for all but the intolerant...and those who tolerate intolerance etc etc)
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To: AntiGuv
He is not an Austrian, he is an American and his hometown is Los Angeles,

You hometown is where you grew up, whether in America or not. It shows in your accent.

42 posted on 10/08/2003 5:45:33 AM PDT by A. Pole ("Is 87 billion dollars a great deal of money? Yes. Can our country afford it?" [Secretary Rumsfeld])
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To: AntiGuv
Calling Graz his hometown makes him sound like a foreigner

Well, that's fair enough. But usually when I say "my home town", I'm specifically talking about where I was born and raised, not where I am presently residing.

43 posted on 10/08/2003 6:18:19 AM PDT by Prodigal Son
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To: FairOpinion
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44 posted on 10/08/2003 6:19:58 AM PDT by BunnySlippers (Arnold for Governator! Help Bring California Back!)
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To: GeronL
"Many people in the world -- and in America -- now know where Styria is."

No, actually, we don't.

You should. The soldiers of the Steiermark defended the eastern flanks of Christendom from the perfidious Turks for centuries. If you're glad you are not a Muslim, thank the Styrians.

-ccm

45 posted on 10/08/2003 6:35:30 AM PDT by ccmay
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To: FairOpinion
"Many people in the world -- and in America -- now know where Styria is."

Where the he## is Styria
46 posted on 10/08/2003 6:37:37 AM PDT by KansasConservative1
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To: nathanbedford
I think it says something counter to the way Republicans are portrayed that we have an Austrian immigrant as a Republican governor. Perhaps we will have a chance to vote in the first woman, and first black, as POTUS, in the person of Dr. Rice. Now that would be a mind blower for the media, Demorats and black Americans.
47 posted on 10/08/2003 7:11:21 AM PDT by TheDon
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To: ambrose
I think Tom got lucky he didn't throw the election. Either that or he knew he didn't have a chance for some time.
48 posted on 10/08/2003 7:13:18 AM PDT by TheDon
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To: xm177e2
Bustamante is still conceding. How long were we supposed to wait?
49 posted on 10/08/2003 7:13:29 AM PDT by republicanwizard
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To: ambrose
This is all behind us now. I think Arnold said as much in his speech.
50 posted on 10/08/2003 7:14:41 AM PDT by TheDon
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